Sailors fighting plans to build a 200 turbine windfarm are meeting today in Christchurch. Opponents of the Navitus Bay wind farm say it will be seen from Poole, Bournemouth and the Isle of Wight and cause navigation problems. But it could power almost 800,000 homes.
Developers are today offering the public a chance to submit their views on wind park proposals across the south.
The public will have a chance to talk to the Navitus Bay project team about proposals at a series of exhibitions across eight locations in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
The consultation which run until 11th October and is a culmination of more than three years of environmental work.
The documents will set out the potential impacts of the project and the proposed measures to minimise these effects during the construction and operation.
– Mike Unsworth, Project director of Navitus Bay
Almost 2,000 people attended our last round of consultation events and we are hoping that many more will come to the September exhibitions to let us know what they think about our findings and assessments. All the responses we receive will be analysed independently and will help inform the preparation of the Environmental Statement which forms part of the official planning application."